Genus LUSCINIOLA

Lusciniola Gray, List Gen. B, p. 28 (1841). Type, L. melanopogon Temm.

The genus Lusciniola contains only one species of Indian bird which is frequently included in other genera by modern ornitho¬logists. It, however, differs from Tribura in having fairly strong rictal bristles and from Arundinax in having no supplementary hairs in front of the rictal bristles. From other genera it differs still more widely in various respects.

Lusciniola has a slender bill about two-thirds the length of the head; there are two rictal bristles but no supplementary hairs in front of them, the forehead being smooth and sharply defined; the wing is fairly long, the first primary less than half the length of the second which reaches almost to the end of the wing; the tail is well graduated and the tarsus long.

This genus has a complete Spring moult without, however, any change in plumage.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
Genus LUSCINIOLA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
417
M_ID: 
22650
M_SN: 
Melocichla
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
3467

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